With the assembly elections in Karnataka approaching, major political parties are campaigning extensively throughout the state. The BJP and the Congress have organized road shows with the help of their star campaigners. Stay with LiveMint to catch Karnataka Election 2023 LIVE Updates.
BJP national president JP Nadda on Monday released the party's manifesto or vision document for the polls in Bengaluru. Earlier, Congress and JD(S) had also released their key election promises. The polls for the 224-seat assembly will take place on May 10 and the counting of votes will be held on May 13.
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‘They are stealing the democracy’: Priyanka Gandhi
“Nowadays, there are various types of thieves in the country, some steal from houses...now, some thieves 'who steal the govts' have also come, they are stealing the democracy...stop them..." Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes a jibe at BJP
‘100% confident that people will give their blessings’: BJP's youngest candidate
"I am 100% confident that people will give their blessings and give me an opportunity to serve them..," says Siddarth Singh. He is BJP's youngest candidate, contesting from Vijayanagara constituency.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slams PM Modi
Congress' poll promise to ban Bajrang Dal in Karnataka insult to Lord Hanuman: BJP
The Congress' promise to ban Bajrang Dal in Karnataka if voted to power is an “insult" to Lord Hanuman and an attempt to “save" the proscribed Popular Front of India, the BJP charged on Tuesday, and said the people of the state will give a befitting reply to the party when they go to vote on May 10.
Hitting out at the Congress for its promise, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said what else could be expected from the party which considers chanting of Jai Sri Ram “communal politics" and an “insult to India".
‘We condemn appeasement politics, welcome EC warning’: Union Minister Piyush Goyal
'Congress always promoted PFI…': BJP
“Congress always promoted PFI so they don't have any moral right to ban Bajrang Dal. Congress is back with its appeasement politics, they don't stand for development. People must defeat Congress, their manifesto is bad for the state," BJP leader and state minister CN Ashwath Narayan.
'Congress has gone down to 20 seats after releasing manifesto': BJP
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a roadshow in Kalaburagi
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra steps down from vehicle, brings sanitation worker for campaigning
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra steps down from her campaign vehicle, brings sanitation worker and Congress supporter K Rani with her for campaigning in Chintamani, Karnataka, after the latter greeted her in the public.
'People won't tolerate this': Pralhad Joshi on Congress' remarks for PM Modi
“They're not able to digest the popularity and success of PM. So, they think that by using filthy language they can at least satisfy themselves. But people won't tolerate this...I strongly condemn this," said Union Minister Pralhad Joshi upon being asked about Congress leaders' remarks for PM Modi.
Home Minister Amit Shah holds a road show
Congress delegation meets EC in Delhi
“If a Home Minister says that there would be riots if Congress comes to power, what does he mean to say?...People holding constitutional posts should not make hate speeches...We gave EC copies of the SC's order on this...We made representations specifically against 3 people - Home Minister, JP Nadda and Yogi Adityanath…" said party MP Vivek Tankha.
Bajrang Dal holds protest in Delhi as Congress manifesto seeks ban
Bajrang Dal members held a protest in Delhi after Congress party announced in its manifesto for Karnataka elections 2023 that it would ban the outfit along the lines of PFI.
‘If BJP had any confidence in their own performance…’: Cong slams ruling party
“If BJP had any confidence in their own performance, then why is Modi Ji and his honchos of leaders deployed there? This portrays the desperation of the BJP party…because they don’t have the issue in favour of the BJP party. So finding no alternative they (BJP) are harping on Congress. The Karnataka election will be lost by the BJP party," said WB Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.
‘85 paise commission govt…’: PM Modi lashes out at Congress
‘Appeasement politics of Congress and JD(S)’: PM Modi lauds BJP workers
"...each and every worker and voter of BJP has stood like a rock before the appeasement politics of Congress and JD(S)," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sindhanur.
'PM Modi just speaks about himself': Rahul Gandhi fires fresh salvo
Congress' education policy was to humiliate the Hindu: BJP MLA
A BJP MLA has said that the Congress' education policy for the past 50 years was to humiliate the Hindus. BP Yantal said, “Congress' education policy for the past 50 years was to humiliate the Hindu….Now under PM Modi govt we have included all heroes from our heritage."
Congress can only lie in name of guarantees: PM Modi
Congress is sitting with a bundle of guarantees these days in Karnataka. The party that has lost the trust of common people and they can only lie in the name of guarantees. Congress guaranteed to remove poverty from the country but failed to do so. On the other hand, Congress leaders became millionaires and billionaires...: PM Modi
After Ram, Cong has locked Bajrangbali in manifesto, says PM Modi
Today it is my great fortune to bow down to this holy land of Hanuman ji and see the misfortune, today when I have come here, at the same time the Congress party has decided to lock Bajrangbali in its manifesto. Earlier Shri Ram was locked up and now they have taken the decision to lock up those who chant Jai Bajrangbali: PM Modi in Hospet, Karnataka
A Muslim fundamentalist manifesto: Assam CM
Reacting to the Congress manifesto, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, it is a complete Muslim fundamentalist manifesto. Even if Jinnah was alive, he would not make such a manifesto. Congress has become a Muslim fundamentalist party.
“Our HM had banned PFI and now Congress is saying that they will ban Bajrang Dal"
PM Modi should talk about Karnataka and not …: Rahul Gandhi
PM Modi came here and said that Congress attacked him 91 times. He is not saying anything about Karnataka. He should tell what the BJP govt will do. Not only Modi but there are also other people in this world. He should speak about other leaders of his party, youth & women, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said during a rally in Karnataka
Congress' warranty has expired: PM Modi
Congress can never compete with the pace of development done by the BJP. BJP has built more than double the number of medical colleges in 9 years than Congress did till 2014, PM Modi at the Chitradurga rally
Just like the way a company doesn't hold responsibility for products whose warranty has expired, the Congress' guarantees have lost their credibility, because the party itself has lost their warranty, he said
Unparalleled support at the Chitradurga rally, PM Modi tweets
BJP is Karnataka's preferred Party. Unparalleled support at the Chitradurga rally, PM Modi tweets
Want to make Karnataka a global Karnataka, DK Shivakumar says
"I want to make Karnataka a global Karnataka. A Karnataka with peace, progress and positive approach," says Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar after the launch of party's manifesto for the upcoming
Nationwide NRC is the need of the hour: Assam CM
Implementation of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) will ensure gender justice, and equal rights for Muslim women. Karnataka BJP made a very bold commitment and it will usher a nationwide demand for the implementation of UCC across the country. Nationwide NRC is the need of the hour: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma
Will repeal all anti-people laws, Cong promises in manifesto
The Congress on Tuesday promised in its manifesto for the May 10 Assembly elections to repeal all unjust laws and anti-people laws passed by the BJP government in Karnataka within one year of coming to power in the state.
In the manifesto for the polls released here by Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge in the presence of the state unit chief D K Shivakumar and CLP leader Siddaramaiah and others, the party reiterated its five guarantees: Gruha Jyothi, Gruha Lakshmi, Anna Bhagya, Yuva Nidhi and Shakti.
The Congress in the manifesto promised to "repeal all unjust laws and anti-people laws passed by the BJP government within one year of coming to power."
Congress releases manifesto
Congress on Tuesday released the party's manifesto for the Karnataka Elections 2023
Party president Mallikarjun Kharge, former Karnataka CM and LoP Siddaramaiah, party state president DK Shivakumar and other leaders are present on the occasion.
Watch PM Modi live today
You can catch glimpses of PM Modi's campaign live on Tuesday. Check here
Uniform Civil Code, NRC in BJP manifesto
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made a slew of promises in its manifesto for Karnataka polls released on Monday including implementing the Uniform Civil Code and National Register of Citizens and providing three free cooking gas cylinders to BPL families annually.
The party has stepped up its preparations for the May 10 polls in the state with its top leaders holding public meetings and roadshows.
The ruling party made 16 top promises in its "Praja Pranalike' 2023.
ECI reviews Karnataka Assembly preperations
Ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections, the Election Commission of India led by Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Monday, held a video conference with the officials to review the election arrangements, law and order condition in the state.
The video conference was held with Chief Secretaries, Director Generals of Police, Nodal Police Officers, Nodal Officer CAPF and senior officials from enforcement agencies including Coast Guard, NCB, Income tax, etc of Karnataka and border states of Goa, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, the ECI stated.
PM Modi will campaign in Cong stronghold Kalaburagi North Assembly Constituency
PM Narendra Modi will campaign in Chitradurga, Vijayanagar, Sindhanur and Kalaburagi.
Kalaburagi North Assembly Constituency is a stronghold of Congress and the BJP is anticipating that this event will help the party to sway voters in their favour.
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